The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star

Publisher: Puffin Books

Lovable but disaster-prone trainee witch Mildred Hubble returns in this delightful story from much-loved author and illustrator Jill Murphy.

When Mildred wishes on a shooting star, she's astonished when her wish comes true. The only problem is that she wished for a dog - but now he has arrived, she has to keep him a secret from her classmates and her teachers, most especially arch-enemy Ethel Hallow, and the formidable Miss Hardbroom. But Mildred's new pet soon proves to have a very special talent. With his help will she be able to finally show everyone she isn't the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy?

This gentle, humorous story has all the familiar ingredients that make the Worst Witch's adventures so entertaining. Yet although this book is as accessible and engaging as ever, we also see Mildred and friends beginning to grow up and take on some new responsibilities. Mildred has the chance to shine - and even Miss Hardbroom shows a softer side. A must for fans of Mildred both old and new.

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